This Day In History: 2000-03-06

March 6, 1914: Star Red Sox center fielder Tris speaker turns down a three-year $100,000 offer as player-manager of Brooklyn in the newly formed Federal League to re-sign with Boston for a reported $11,000; Speaker will be traded by the Red Sox after the 1915 season, playing 12 more years in MLB and earning election to baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1937.

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